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Roman skulls washed down lost river

Roman skulls washed down lost river | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Archaeologists working with London's Crossrail project uncover 20 skulls believed to be from the Roman period.
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New Lottery bid to help conserve Roman coins

New Lottery bid to help conserve Roman coins | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Council chiefs are gearing up to make another bid for lottery help with the conservation of a rare hoard of Roman coins.The council-run Roman Baths has already benefited from £54,000 of National...
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Greek tragedy funnier than you have ever seen it before

Greek tragedy funnier than you have ever seen it before | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Audiences can enjoy a comedy whistle-stop tour through Greek tragedy.
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London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls

London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Recently found ancient skulls reveal life and death insights from Roman-era London.
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These Two Ancient Roman Techs Could Disrupt Modern Industry

These Two Ancient Roman Techs Could Disrupt Modern Industry | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Two innovations that could change the future were first discovered in Ancient Rome.

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Hadrian's villa tunnels explored as cavers drop down into hidden city

Hadrian's villa tunnels explored as cavers drop down into hidden city | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Amateur cavers map network of passages built by Roman emperor at Tivoli to keep slaves, oxen and victuals below stairs
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Ancient Shoes Shed Fresh Light On Wearers' Ailments

Ancient Shoes Shed Fresh Light On Wearers' Ailments | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/27/2013 07:59 AM EST on LiveScience More than 2,000 years ago, at a time when Egypt was ruled by a dynasty of kings of Greek descent, someone, perhaps a group of people, hid away some of the...
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Italian archaeologists have grape expectations of their ancient wine

Italian archaeologists have grape expectations of their ancient wine | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Tom Kington: Scientists plant vineyards with the aim of making wine using techniques from classical Rome described by Virgil
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The classics still capture the imagination of urban students - The Boston Globe

The classics still capture the imagination of urban students - The Boston Globe | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Dubuisson, 17, is rattling off the names of the rulers of the Roman Empire in chronological order as he munches on pizza (derived from the Latin verb pinsere, to pound) at Papa Gino’s in Cleary Square.
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Mars gets social media feed in Latin

Mars gets social media feed in Latin | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Photos of the surface of the planet Mars are to be captioned in Latin on social networks as part of a language project.
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Cave explorers find ancient slave world beneath Roman Emperor’s villa

Cave explorers find ancient slave world beneath Roman Emperor’s villa | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Underbellies have charisma. The recent discovery, beneath the Roman Emperor Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, of a subterranean jigsaw of tunnels and roads, has scholars and tweeters alike aflutter.
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Search for Roman Pier at Hunterston | Largs & Millport Weekly News

Search for Roman Pier at Hunterston | Largs & Millport Weekly News | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
An archaeological investigation has been taking place at Hunterston bay to search for Roman piers and artefacts
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Delight at ancient Monmouth boatyard find

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MONMOUTH archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be one of the most important prehistoric finds.
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Is This A Long-Lost Roman Statue?

Is This A Long-Lost Roman Statue? | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
For more than two centuries, residents of a small district in southern England have puzzled over a giant stone known as the "Bosham Head." About twice the size of a human head, the badly eroded stone was believed to have once had human features.
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Govi, Govisti, Govit: English-to-Latin translation in the GCSE curriculum?

Govi, Govisti, Govit: English-to-Latin translation in the GCSE curriculum? | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Let’s start with the facts.The facts, in this case, are the proposals given in June by Michael Gove (Secretary of State for Education), which included English-to-Latin translation as a part of the ...

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Biggest Roman capital unearthed in western Turkey excavation

Biggest Roman capital unearthed in western Turkey excavation | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
The largest-ever capital of a column dating back to Roman times has been found in excavations carried out at the ruins of the Temple of Hadrian in the ancient city of Cyzicus in Balıkesir province.

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This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers

This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Researchers have finally found out why the jade-green cup appears red when lit from behind (RT @hmason: This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology http://t.co/Y40yTJRu3A...
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Roman Emperor Commodus' Mini-Colosseum Found? - Huffington Post

Roman Emperor Commodus' Mini-Colosseum Found? - Huffington Post | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Roman Emperor Commodus' Mini-Colosseum Found?
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Legend has it that the fearsome Roman Emperor Commodus fancied himself a gladiator, once slaughtering 100 lions in a single day.
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Roman villa mosaic dig to begin at Chedworth

Roman villa mosaic dig to begin at Chedworth | Classics in the news | Scoop.it

A new archaeological dig is to take place to uncover floor mosaics at Chedworth Roman villa in Gloucestershire.

The mosaics in the north range were last uncovered in the 1960s but records of the dig have not survived.

Experts want to assess the state of the archaeology that still survives, to establish what further excavations and conservation work should take place.

Visitors will be able to watch the dig taking place between 19 - 30 August.

National Trust archaeologist Dr Martin Papworth, who is directing the excavations, said: "Our aim is to evaluate the nature and quality of the surviving archaeology and see what other excavations will be needed both in archaeological and conservation terms.

 


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Iron age tunic thaws out of ice

Iron age tunic thaws out of ice | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
An Iron Age tunic is among the discoveries found under melting snow on Norwegian mountains.
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Ancient site found near Rome, 'tomb raiders' foiled - ANSA English - ANSA.it

Ancient site found near Rome, 'tomb raiders' foiled - ANSA English - ANSA.it | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
Ancient site found near Rome, 'tomb raiders' foiled, Archeological treasures saved in Castelli Romani area, , English News, Ansa

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Deadly Gases Still Emerge From This Ancient Portal to the Underworld

Deadly Gases Still Emerge From This Ancient Portal to the Underworld | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
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300-Year Drought Was Downfall of Ancient Greece

300-Year Drought Was Downfall of Ancient Greece | Classics in the news | Scoop.it
A 300-year drought may have caused the fall of the great Mediterranean civilizations, including ancient Greece and the Hittite Empire, during the late Bronze Age, new research suggests.

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Kelcey Hein's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:27 AM

This article also brings up climate change as a major contributor as to why Greece Fell.  This particular article says that there was a drought that last for about 300 years.

Ricardo Salazar's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:49 AM

This Article is very interesting because it talks about how the drought was the major factor of the fall of the "Ancient Greece. The  information that the Brandon Lee Drake, an archaeologist at the University of New Mexico said was very credible and interesting. For example he said how cities from Greece and Mediterranean were declining at the same period of time when Egypt was being attacked by  marauding sea bandits.

Issel Navarrete's curator insight, May 3, 2014 2:11 AM

This is actually very intresting because it talks about how a drought of 300 years could've been the cause of the fall of ancient greece.